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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS
The fruit crops from the Southern Hemisphere have meanwhile shown their cards. Crops have more or less finished and the size of the crop is known and drying is in full swing. Weather conditions in Chile are fine, as well as in South Africa, though here some minor rains are expected today, after which temperatures […]
The size and quality of most crops of the Southern Hemisphere are becoming more clear. In general it is looking good, without expectations of abundant crops. Buyers are mostly still on hold and gathering the market information and price levels. On the other hand we see low stocks in Europe and an active demand to […]
Business is getting back to normal and is already rather active. We see a substantial demand for spot deliveries and of course there are some developments with regard to the new crops from the Southern Hemisphere. There are hardly product lines which are bearish at the moment. The reason is mainly strong demand for most […]
In our last CatZinfo of 2018, we cannot but conclude it was another exciting year. In this part we may well summarize some external factors such as currencies and politics. The euro vs. the US-dollar actually was not that volatile with a high of almost 1,25 early Feb compared to a recent low of 1,13. […]
The final has begun! The last month with traditionally heavy sales is ahead. Actually for already several weeks we noticed more activities, especially for the short term coverings. With most economies doing well, everybody is optimistic the last weeks of the year will make it up for the quiet summer period. Some problems occur, such […]
Gradually the dollar is firming against the euro, which makes calculating into euros less friendly. Moreover most markets are firming caused by a mixture of elements: seasonal demand, disappointing crops, firmer local currencies and empty markets as buyers have been buying very carefully in the decreasing markets. Now we seem to have left the lower […]
It is safe to say most of our readers visited – if not exhibiting at – Paris last week as we met many of them at SIAL. Though most meetings were short, all together it gave some indications about markets and their developments as well as some impressions on trends in the world of food. […]
The outcome of the new crops on the Northern Hemisphere is becoming more and more known. Some crops are in already (apricots) and some have just begun (Californian walnuts). Buyers do realize time is ticking and the important end-of-the-year period for most products is getting closer. There is still some hesitation as some crops are […]
After a period of daily breaking news about volatile currencies and new imposed tariffs, the last 2 weeks it seemed we reached a cooling down period. Turkish suppliers still see some unchartered waters ahead, as the rate of the Turkish Lira may still go either way after a tweet of Mr. Trump or a remark […]
Those returned from holidays did not miss much developments of markets. Most markets are rather quiet in anticipation of the harvests on the Northern Hemisphere which have either started or still have to start. We suppose also on holidays you will not have missed the result of Mr.Trump’s threats towards Turkey and the devastating consequences […]